Word of the Day Archive
Sunday September 5, 2010
Proceeding by inquiry; investigating
It was not dogmatic and scholastic, but zetetic and critical: it did not seek to lay down and inculcate ready-made philosophical doctrine, but to afford direction to investigation and independent thought.
-- Friedrich Paulsen, James Edwin Creighton, Albert Lefevre, Immanuel Kant, his life and doctrine
But the truth was I wasn't feeling zetetic or ready to get tectonic, to shift those continents of thought.
-- Tibor Fischer, The Thought Gang
Zetetic comes from the Greekzetetikos, "searching."